Inside Horse Racing

Inside Horse Racing

Book - 1987
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A by-the-numbers guide to the sport of thoroughbred horse racing

Jay Hovdey's fascinating and easy-to-follow look at the Sport of Kings puts the complex racing game into a refreshing new light. His facts, figures, and commentary can help you:

* Compare the horses. From the past and present greats to the almost 80,000 thoroughbreds that race every year--how can you tell a good horse from a great horse?
* Compare the jockeys. From Angel Cordero to Willie Shoemaker--what kinds of races are they most likely to win?
* Compare the trainers. Who are the specialists? What kinds of horses do they win with?
* Understand handicapping. The significance--or insignificance--of betting systems. What do big-time handicappers look for in a horse race? Learn to be an informed--and improved--handicapper.

It's a safe wager that everyone from equine experts to once-a-year punters will know the races better, bet the races with more confidence, and enjoy the races like never once they read this book.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1987
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345336484
Characteristics: ix, 159 p. ; 23 cm


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